FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA and MINISTRY OF Aviation in compliance with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Establishment Act 2005 & National Policy on Public Private Partnership (N4P) invites partners.
Civil aviation is a critical element in Nigeria’s transportation system and indeed its economy. Nigeria has twenty (20) airports and many regulated airstrips and heliports; 23 active domestic airlines; 554 licensed pilots; 913 licensed engineers and 1700 cabin personnel. Nigeria being Africa’s most populous country is an important destination for over 22 foreign carriers. Nigeria currently has Bilateral Air Services Agreements with over 78 countries.
From Nigeria, air travelers can fly directly to many of the world’s business centers such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Johannesburg, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Dubai and Jeddah to mention a few.
It is with this giant opportunity that the government decided to opened the industry to more partners which included the new air enterprise.
IN A CIRCULAR RELEASES, THE MINISTRY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL CARRIER FOR NIGERIA.
THE STATEMENT :-
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), through the Federal Ministry of Aviation, is seeking to reposition Nigeria’s aviation sector, as part of EFFORTS towards the diversification of the economy, promoting competitiveness of the sector, boosting productivity, and enhancing economic growth.
To this end, the FGN, through the Federal Ministry of Aviation, is inviting interested private parties to SUBMIT proposals for the take-over and further development of the National Carrier, the recently launched Nigeria Air’ to take advantage of the opportunities of the largest market in Africa.
The private sector partners/ consortia are expected to comprise of an International Airline (max. 49% shares), and Nigerian Financial and Institutional Investors (min. 46% shares), so that the total Nigerian shareholding will hold a minimum of 51 % of the shares of ‘Nigeria Air (including the 5% non-interactive FGN share), as required by international laws for a National Carrier.
Interested parties can download the RFP and the Information Memorandum (1M) from the website:
Any addendum issued to the RFP will be published on the same website. Clarifications and enquiries may be sent via email to info@nigerianaviationpppprojects. com and firstname.lastname@example.org
All responses to the RFP must be received in hard copies not later than 15 :00 hrs. on the 10th of May 2022 at the address below:
The Permanent Secretary
Federal Ministry of Aviation
Federal Secretariat Complex
Shehu Shagari Woy, Abuja, Nigeria
Attention: Director, Planning Research and Statistics
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